Breaking Bad Science

Episode 74 - The Science of Attraction

November 14, 2021 Daniel Episode 74
Breaking Bad Science
Episode 74 - The Science of Attraction
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1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 - The Fibonacci sequence and Binet’s formula also known as the Golden Ratio. What are they? What would you think if we said they’re how science defines beauty? Would you be surprised to find science even tries to define beauty much less successfully? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we define beauty in nature and how it all revolves around the Fibonacci spiral and the golden ratio.


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